Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here. Help would be nice. Windows driver is not bit; bad magic: I encountered unanswered questions along this line all over the place in the process of researching, and I’m pointing others to your post!! Basically what wget does is retrieve the file from the given URL. Dell Inspiron on Mint 15, I also got the permission denied

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Did this problem not occur in a previous release? The fix by tangram: Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project. Worked perfectly on 1st computer. I am very new to Linux.

b43 and b43legacy

Either way you can always Google for broadcom-wl Hey, You should read the comments in this post as the question isn’t new The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available corporayion the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.


Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. The ndiswrapper cor;oration utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.

The time now is The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration.

Broadcom wireless problems

If your problem were strictly related to the how-to I might help but it seems unrelated it doesn’t help that you’ve provided no details on the problem except from saying it bdoadcom work. My WIFI now works. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free.

Originally Posted by pytheas So out of XP and starting Linux again and give in the commands as mentioned at the top. What you’re asking is well outside the scope of this howto. But that’s another topic which doesn’t belong here.

I can now leave the bedroom. Thanks for the incredibly helpful blog!! It grabs firmware for BCM43xx from website and install it. The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts.

[ubuntu] Broadcom Corporation BCM (Wireless) driver??

For installation instructions, please see here. After all, b43 is pretty close to supporting every chipset with the basic features, and I think that advanced stuff is supposed to be on the way. After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use.


Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line. But being a newbie I don;t understand what he is saying. I hadn’t heard anything about this; if you could provide a link to more information, I’d appreciate it. This is a clue Now, what you tell me is a big challenge for me.

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Post back output of this terminal command please: Tangram, Thanks for the fast reaction!!